RigTrack: Everything you need to know about your lighting rig
RigTrack Channel List

RigTrack is a complete lighting rig management system. You can use it to store as much or as little information about your rig as you like; it has a fixture library, so it knows how much a Source Four weighs and that a Mac700 is an arc lamp. It can total weight, power and more. It can subdivide positions by area - FOH, SL, Deck - to help break up your focus or for dividing the rig between the crew in a rep house.

If you or your team have already entered rig information somewhere else - Lightwright, or VectorWorks Spotlight - just import that information into RigTrack.

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Unlike other lighting databases, RigTrack can also import information from the console showfile: channel numbers, channel names, patch details, as well as all of those quirky details that often get forgotten - pan/tilt inverts, pan/tilt swaps and more.

RigTrack LightWright Comparison
It can merge information as it goes - so import your rig information from Lightwright then bring in the patch from the console. FocusTrack can even play ‘spot the difference’, showing when the patch information in the console and Lightwright don’t match, making it easy to correct errors without spending hours manually comparing the two. It can also tell you if the colour, gobo, unit number or unit type information don’t match.

Once it has a show imported, you can use RigTrack to document your conventional focuses. If you use a Mac, it can even talk to the console to turn lights on and off as you photograph them.

And if you’re building-based, you can tell RigTrack about your dimmer layout - which dimmer is in which rack feeding to which outlet panel, so you can track down problems quickly rather than having to search through yet more paper. And it can even help with that most tedious task: working out address dip switches!

RigTrack Power Useage
After importing a showfile, RigTrack knows all about your cues, so can quickly tell you what’s used where - and what’s not used at all. It can also figure out the electrical load of each cue, or even the power consumption of the show as a whole.

Plus it lets you write down all of the names involved with the show - not just the director and designer, but the stage manager and the lighting team!

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